linden tree micro-tour

What's a micro-tour, you ask? For those of us unable to travel long distances or indeed book "proper" shows, the micro-tour is a way of performing to as many people as possible in a concentrated time frame, with the bonus of eating in your own home and sleeping in your own bed. My inaugural micro-tour took place this May/June. Listen to highlights on my music page while you read all about it on my blog.

The autumn micro-tour will entail playing as many Toronto and GTA open stages as I can from late September till nearly Christmas. To add to the intrigue, each gig will feature a fresh batch of songs: there will be no repeats! All performances will be recorded, and I'll post a best-of-tour selection on my music page when it's all done.

Watch for dates below. One caveat: since these are all open stages, which can come and go like the wind, all listings are tentative until the day after the show. :-) Your best bet is to check the same resource I used to plan the itinerary, Gary 17's exhaustive Toronto Moon webzine. If it's listed there the day of, chances are it's a go. Hope to see you on tour!

event listings

Sep8

Open Stage

Don Heights Coffeehouse, 18 Wynford Dr., #102, Toronto, ON

Child-friendly, all-ages. $5 per person, $8 for families, or pay what you can (includes coffee and cookies). I'll be playing one or two songs. "Don Heights provides a relaxed venue for local performers. Each month, on the second Saturday, we have a main act followed by an open mic for anyone who wants to contribute a performance piece."

Sep20

Linden Tree Autumn Micro-Tour: Open Stage

The Tilted Dog, 424 Parliament St., Toronto, ON

Free. I'll be performing three songs or more, depending on how many performers sign up. "Robert hosts this Cabbagetown tradition. A wide variety of performers sing and play everything from horns and keys to banjos and harmonicas."

Oct18

Linden Tree Autumn Micro-Tour: Open Stage

The Tilted Dog, 424 Parliament St., Toronto, ON

Free. I'll be performing three songs or more, depending on how many performers sign up. "Robert hosts this Cabbagetown tradition. A wide variety of performers sing and play everything from horns and keys to banjos and harmonicas."

Nov15

Linden Tree Autumn Micro-Tour: Open Stage

The Tilted Dog, 424 Parliament St., Toronto, ON

Free. I'll be performing three songs or more, depending on how many performers sign up. "Robert hosts this Cabbagetown tradition. A wide variety of performers sing and play everything from horns and keys to banjos and harmonicas."

Dec20

Linden Tree Autumn Micro-Tour: Open Stage

The Tilted Dog, 424 Parliament St., Toronto, ON

Free. I'll be performing three songs or more, depending on how many performers sign up. "Robert hosts this Cabbagetown tradition. A wide variety of performers sing and play everything from horns and keys to banjos and harmonicas."

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